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social housing, Barking and Dagenham, GMB,

GMB slams Barking & Dagenham for approving tower with no social housing

GMB has slammed Barking and Dagenham Council for approving two new tower blocks on crown house site without any social housing after council says it has over 7,000 on the housing waiting list.

BREEAM introduces new pre-approval process

BREEAM has introduced a new pre-approval process for its schemes, this new process enables a general sustainability specification that is applicable to multiple projects to be evaluated by BRE Global.
digital quarter, edinburgh airport,

Plans unveiled for ‘digital quarter’ on disused runway at Edinburgh Airport

Plans to create an innovative ‘digital quarter’ next to Edinburgh Airport have been unveiled, as the development aims to attract local and global business.
Old Kent Road, Cantium Retail Park, planning permission,

£600m London Old Kent Road regeneration gets the go-ahead

Southwark Council has granted planning permission for the £600m mixed-use regeneration scheme on London’s Old Kent Road.
Planning permission

Nottingham Boot Island scheme set for outline planning

Nottingham’s redevelopment scheme is to be recommended for outline planning permission next month (April) by Conygar Investment Company PLC.
planning industry, International Women’s Day,

International Women’s Day: Diversity in the planning industry

With International Women’s Day firmly here, Emma Walker, associate director at Turley and chair of the RTPI Northern Ireland Executive Committee, shares her advice for women considering a career in planning.
Degree apprenticeship, town planners,

Degree apprenticeship approved for town planners

The government has approved the first degree-level apprenticeships for town planners, which will combine a mixture of academic education and practical experience.
Hackitt review, Public Service Mutuals policy,

Opinion: Hackitt Review and the mutuals policy

Paul from the ACAI looks at how the Hackitt review risks reducing building control competition and how it could cause the government’s regulatory standards of Approved Inspectors to slip under the Public Service Mutuals policy.
Regeneration, infrastructure, housebuilding levels, planning process,

Regeneration and infrastructure must be a priority in 2019

With the lack of homes available across the UK proving more problematic than ever, unlocking new residential development opportunities is vital.
The Sixth, Belfast,

Plans for the Sixth in Belfast given the green light

Plans for The Sixth, a £75m redevelopment of the former Belfast Telegraph building, have been approved by Belfast City Council’s planning committee.
planning permission confirmed

Planning permission confirmed for former WWII airfield

Planning permission for the former WWII airfield in Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire, has been confirmed for housebuilder Hayfield.
Ability to serve

Austerity reduced planners’ ability to serve public interest

Austerity in England has eroded planning’s ability to serve the public interest, according to planners who took part in a study by the RTPI and Newcastle University.
City Urbanist, Glasgow, Professor Evans,

Glasgow gains first-ever City Urbanist

Professor Evans of the Glasgow School of Art's Mackintosh School of Architecture has been appointed as Glasgow’s first-ever city urbanist.
housing scheme, Sandbach,

Sandbach housing scheme gets the go-ahead

Planning permission has been granted on a housing scheme in Sandbach, Cheshire, which is set to deliver 165 new homes.

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